The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners met in Special Session on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Chippewa County Courthouse.

Present: Commissioners Ted Postula (12:14), Don Cooper, Scott Shackleton, Bernard LaJoie, Jim Moore and Chairman Earl Kay

Absent: Commissioner Richard Timmer

Also Present: Marilyn McDonald, County Treasurer, Scott Brand, Evening News, Chuck Leonhardt, Accountant, Don McLean, Kelly Beaune, Acting Controller and Diane Cork, County Clerk

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to approve the County Board minutes of December 10, 2007 and Work Shop minutes of December 14, 2007 as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: None

CONTROLLER’S REPORT – Kelly Beaune, Acting Controller – Informational purposes only.

OLD BUSINESS: None

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:

PERSONNEL – Bernard LaJoie – December 12, 2007

The Committee reviewed the hiring for the Maintenance position, which was filled on December 3, 2007 by Robert LeFevre. Discussion included the shifts currently being worked, along with the possibility of changes to those shifts, as well as, the Head Maintenance position that has been left open in the recent past.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore, to hire Robert Lefevre III to fill the Maintenance Attendant position, effective December 3, 2007. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore, to approve a 3% non-union wage increase, effective January 1, 2008. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Having completed his report, it was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commmissioner Moore to accept the report of the Personnel Committee as presented. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

EQUALIZATION – Jim Moore – No meeting

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES – Ted Postula – No meeting

BUILDING, GROUNDS & JAIL – Earl Kay – No meeting

LEGISLATIVE & NATURAL RESOURCES – Richard Timmer – No meeting

COMPUTER – Don Cooper – No meeting

FINANCE, CLAIMS & ACCOUNTS – Richard Timmer – No meeting

Travel figures for FY2007 were reviewed.

It was moved by Commissioner Shackleton, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to recommend that January be declared Northern International Crime Stoppers month in Chippewa County and that a letter be sent to the editor of the Evening News expressing the same. On a roll call vote, Commissioners Cooper, Kay, Shackleton, LaJoie, and Moore voted yes.

Commissioners Timmer and Postula were absent for the vote.

The motion carried 5-0.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Moore, to accept the premium for M.M.R.M.A. On a voice vote, the motion carried with Commissioner Cooper voting no.

It was moved by Commissioner Moore, supported by Commissioner LaJoie, to place the M.M.R.M.A. net asset distribution check that will be received this winter in the amount of $42,519.00 into the County’s loss fund. On a voice vote the motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to recommend the approval of General Fund claims totaling $103,053.19, other fund claims of $48,828.32, payroll of $448,716.83, Health Dept. claims of $570,182.33, total claims of $1,170,780.67. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS:

Chuck Leonhardt, Gillett, Halvorsen & Leonhardt CPA, gave a rundown of Chippewa County budget adjustment for FY2007.

Discussion was held on various accounts, both revenue and expenditures, and transfer amounts.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Shackleton, to ratify the FY2007 budget, adopt the FY2007 budget (at the highest level allowed), and adopt the 2007 amendments as presented.

On a roll call vote, Commissioners Postula, Cooper, Shackleton, LaJoie, Moore and Kay voted yes. Commissioner Timmer was absent. The motion carried.

It was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to adopt Resolution 07-31, Fiscal Year 2008 Budget, at the highest level allowed, and General Appropriations Act as presented. On a roll call vote, Commissioner Postula, Shackleton, LaJoie, Moore, Postula and Kay voted yes. Commissioner Cooper voted no and Commissioner Timmer was absent. The motion carried.

Having no further business, it was moved by Commissioner LaJoie, supported by Commissioner Postula, to adjourn. On a voice vote, the motion carried and the Board did adjourn at 12:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane S. Cork, Clerk

Earl Kay, Chairman